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3 Methods to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 6/6s

Updated on Jan 16, 2020 by Tracy King to iPhone Data Recovery

How to recover deleted text messages from your iPhone with or without a backup? Follow the methods to recover iPhone 6/6s texts with the help of EaseUS MobiSaver or manually recover them. You can always get lost messages back whether you have a backup or not.
Part 1. Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone with Software
Part 2. Recover Text Messages from iPhone Without Software

"Hi guys, can you tell me how to recover deleted text messages on iPhone 6? I'm a furniture retailer and I must send and reply quite a lot of text messages every day from many clients. Yesterday, I accidentally deleted all my text messages. I really need these text messages, how to bring them back?"

iPhone touch screens are super sensitive and it is surprisingly easy to accidentally delete a message or a whole thread of text messages. But don't worry. You definitely can recover iPhone text messages, even if they have been deleted. To restore lost messages, follow the three methods below.

Part 1. Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone with Software

No matter you have a backup or not, you can get lost iPhone data back with iPhone data recovery software. After you delete a message from your iPhone, it’s not actually permanently deleted. It is saved in the back-end of the phone and made available to be overwritten with newer data. The only way to extract it using a good recovery tool, like EaseUS MobiSaver. It can scan your iPhone directly, no matter you have a backup or not. If you don't have a backup, the easiest way is to recover data from iPhone directly.

As one of the best iOS data recovery apps, it gives some other real benefits to make it easy and effective.


Selectively Restore:

With this app, you can select only the message(s) you prefer most to have a restore, instead of recovering all the deleted items.


Never Erase iPhone Contents:

It will never erase or replace anything on your iPhone 6/6s.


Preview Before Recover:

It allows you to preview the deleted messages before recovering so that you can choose the wanted messages.


Recover Many Kinds of Messages:

Besides the iMessage conversations on your iPhone 6 Messages app, the paid version also supports retrieving Kik messages, messages & WhatsApp chat history.


Important: You must act fast. The quicker that you scan your phone with recovery software after deleting messages, the greater the chance is that you will be able to retrieve those messages.

Step 1: Launch EaseUS MobiSaver on your PC and connect iPhone 6/6s to it.

Choose "Recover from iOS Device" and click "Scan".

recover messages from iphone without backup

Step 2: Wait Patiently During the Process.

The software will now scan for all deleted and existing messages from your iDevice.

scan the deleted messages from iphone directly

Step 3: Preview and export the found text messages to PC.

Mark the files you want and click "Recover" button to get all of them back once.

Specify a folder on the computer to save all the recovered data.

get back lost iPhone messages by clicking the recover button

Tip: If you have an iCloud or iTunes backup, you can also use this software. Once you open the software, connect your iPhone and select "Recover from iTunes" or "Recover from iCloud"(You need to input the Apple account to Login the iCloud) according to your backup type. EaseUS MobiSaver will automatically scan the backup to find and analyze all the existing and deleted files. 

Part 2. Recover Text Messages from iPhone Without Software

If you don't want to use software or don't want to download it, you can also manually recover iPhone texts messages from iCloud and iTunes backup.

Method 1. Restore Deleted Messages from an iCloud Backup

This tutorial is ideal for users who have automatic or manual backups with iCloud. But you have the risk of data erasing. If you don't want to take this risk, recover data from iCloud backup with the best iPhone back extractor.

1. Go to Settings on your iPhone>Scroll down and tap General.

2. Scroll down and tap on Reset>Erase All Content and Settings.

3. Enter your iPhone passcode>Tap Erase iPhone again.

recover messages from icloud backup

When you come to this step, your iPhone will be erased clearly. And then you can set up your iPhone from the very beginning with setting language, region, etc.

4. When you see prompted notice on Restore from iCloud Backup, tap it. Then, enter your Apple ID and passcode.

5. Choose Backup>choose the backup date>wait for restore. 

recover the icloud backup messages

Method 2. Retrieve Deleted Text Messages from iTunes

This method is suitable for users who keep the good habit of backing up iPhone to iTunes regularly.

Restoring your phone with a previously made backup will replace all of your current data with the data from your backup. Recovering data from iTunes backup with MobiSaver is suggested.

1. Run the latest iTunes on your Windows PC or Mac. Connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable, if you find your iPhone cannot connect to iTunes, check how to fix it.

2. Choose Device icon in the top left side of the iTunes Window.

3. Click "Restore Backup" which is on the right side of the Backups section.

4. Choose the backup date on the drop-down menu of the box near the Device. You must choose the date at which your messages are all on your iPhone.

5. Choose "Restore" to bring back deleted messages on your iPhone.

recover messages from iTunes backup